Kids Commute - Monster Week! Monday

Oct 15, 2018

KC 230: Monster Week! "King Kong March"
Credit Movie poster, 1933

Happy Monday, Kids Commuters, and welcome to MONSTER Week! This week, we'll hear music for monsters from movies to myths.

This week's theme is in honor of our first-ever Kids Commute Live! concert, coming up Saturday, October 20th. Join us for a fun, eerie, informative concert with the Interlochen Arts Academy Band, with lots of extra special Interlochen guests.  Our finale will be an interactive performance of Eric Whitacre's "Godzilla Eats Las Vegas." Tune in all week for a chance to win tickets to the concert.  Winning kids are invited to a pre-concert party at Interlochen Public Radio!

Today, we'll hear some of German composer Max Steiner's score for the 1933 movie "King Kong." A giant gorilla has his big opening night on Broadway, and it doesn't go so well.

KC 230
"King Kong March"
Max Steiner
Reconstructed by John Morgan
William Stromberg/Moscow Symphony Orchestra

Here's today's Kids Commute:


Here's a clip from the 1933 "King Kong" - a photo opportunity goes terribly wrong for Kong on Broadway!

Here's a clip of Kong's dramatic end.